Noun(1) a person who places expediency above principle
Adjective(1) taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
(1) To detail all the political twists and turns of this thoroughly opportunist outfit would require a small book.(2) Nor is it all the fault of racist or opportunist politicians - but they hardly help.(3) ‘I think they were opportunist thieves and happened to be in the area,’ she added.(4) This flows organically from their opportunist politics.(5) Careless motorists whose vehicles are ‘shop windows’ for opportunist thieves have left a York beat officer at the end of his tether.(6) What all these opportunist groups oppose, above all, is any independent role for the working class.(7) The existing rules are so opaque it is difficult to avoid the impression they were drawn up in a spirit of opportunist ambiguity.(8) And the middle-management drones who man these media outlets stations seem to be in awe of this opportunist trash-talker.(9) There's not going to be an officer on every street corner at all times of day and night just waiting for that opportunist criminal.(10) Opportunism played an important part in my acquisition of data, in the same way that the subjects of study made their money from opportunist ventures.(11) Police want to boost the numbers of residents participating in the scheme which is proven to cut crime and acts as a deterrent to opportunist thieves and intruders.(12) A simple device is being promoted to deter opportunist thieves.(13) These are men and women who work not off of political ideals or even insight, but rather are driven by careerist ambition and opportunist fear.(14) Nigel Corrigan, if only for that opportunist goal, will recall this final with pride.(15) Such information was priceless for opportunist burglars, he added.(16) Wife beating is not endorsed, although some opportunist clerics interpret that it is permissible.
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